Virginia Nadine West, 99, a resident of Henryetta, died Sept. 14, 2023 in Tulsa. She was born Aug. 26, 1924 in Canadian, Okla.,to Myrtle Nellie (Jones) and John James Rhoades.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Ray West; her parents and siblings, John James Rhoades, John William Reece (Bill) Rhoades, Winfred Carl (Dub) Rhoades, Nellie Evelyn (Rhoades) Garrett, Clinton Lee (Bunk) Rhoades, Elsie May (Rhoades) Sims, Mable Jane (Rhoades)Jackson, Reba Joyce (Rhoades) Brassfield and Clyde Elmer Rhoades.
Ray and Dink worked hard all of their lives. In the early years, they followed the fruit crops through Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. Returning to Oklahoma, Dink went to work for Braum's in Tulsa. At Braum's, she became Regional Manager and opened and managed more than 20 stores. She thought Henryetta was an ideal location for a Braum's store so after she retired, she persuaded Mr Braum to build a store in town.
She is survived by her sister, Ruth Baker of Oklahoma City; her son, Jack West and wife Georjean of Owasso; four grandchildren: Cynthia Smart of McKinney, Texas, Stephen West of Johnstown, Colorado, Jason West of San Antonio, Texas, Brian West and wife Stephanie of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; six great-grandchildren: Meredith Smart of Dallas, Texas, Matthew Smart of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ethan West of Johnstown, Colorado, Trevor West of Johnstown, Colorado, Dylan West of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Allison West of Glenwood, Springs, Colorado; five great-great-grandchildren: Kennedy Rae Palmer, Lane Grace Palmer, Reagan James Smart, Reece Taylor Smart and Riley-Ann Ruth Smart (due in October) and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
Those serving as Pallbearers will be: Jason West, Stephen West, Brian West, Trevor West, Ethan West, Dylan West, Matthew Smart and Josh Palmer
Honorary Pallbearers: Ed West, James West, Jim Garrett, Gary Carnes, Paul Stephenson, Shane Carnes, Church Elders, Harold Cassler, Jerry Tamplen, Ray Sulllins, Keith Estes and Steve McKibben.
Visitation is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 at Integrity Funeral Service.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 at Henryetta Church of Christ, with Rex Walcher officiating.
Interment to follow at Hanna Cemetery, Hanna, Oklahoma